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Ferrovac AG is monitoring the current developments carefully. In view of the current situation in Switzerland, Ferrovac is following all mandatory measures of the Swiss Federal Council and the Federal Office of Public Health. Ferrovac is fully operational and thank's to our valued customers, orders situation and lead times are at a normal level.

The Ferrovac-Team wishes good health to  everyone!

Kind regards, Urs Maier

Chairman of the board of directors, Ferrovac AG

"My group purchases a lot of items from Ferrovac, and very much like the excellent quality of your products."

"Thank you again! We are big fans of your products."

Kyle Shen, Cornell University

Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 023103 (2020)

"We've been quite impressed with the build quality and design of everything. The suitcase works great. I'm used to living in fear of dropping samples in UHV but the design of the suitcase, manipulators and sample storage make moving samples around fairly low stress. We are very satisfied customers."

J. Brandon McClimon, Carpick Lab, University of Pennsylvania

Swiss UHV eXellence-11 since 1996

We are proud to support scientists throughout the world in their perpetual struggle towards and beyond the borders of todays knowledge.

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FerroLoader™ Docking Kit for Thermo Fisher Helios DualBeam FIB-SEM

Another good example of Ferrovac's excellent collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific!

This FerroLoader™ was recently installed to a Helios™ in Brno.

The video nicely shows how Thermo's new Inert Gas Shuttle (IGS) interfaces with the Ferrovac docking station.

With a few simple moves, the IGS can be exchanged with the Ultra High Vacuum Transfer Module (UHVCTM).

Equipped with a liquid nitrogen dewar for active sample cooling, thermal shields (CTD50SHIELDS) enshrouding the sample, as well as a temperature measuring kit, the Ultra High Vacuum Cryo Transfer Module (UHVCTM) enables transport of sensitive samples at cryogenic temperatures under true UHV conditions (E-11mbar).

The UHVCTM is, especially compact, lightweight, robust and easy to use.

SAES NEXTorr® NEG - ION pump in combination with Ferrovac Battery Powered Ion Pump Controller

- we have established a partnership for the future of compact UHV technology!

NEG (- ION combination) pumps - online catalogue and pricelist

Inert Gas Glove Box @LIST

This Ferrovac Ultra High Vacuum Technology glovebox configuration, installed at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), is equipped with our FastLoader Cryo Station and Docking kit for the Ultra High Vacuum Cryo Transfer Module (UHVCTM). It allows to prepare samples in a liquid nitrogen bath and transfer afterwards with the Ferrovac Ultra High Vacuum Cryo Transfer Module (UHVCTM) to different analytical devices at cryo and UHV condition.

Many thanks to Olivier De Castro and the whole team at LIST which helps to realize this project.

Ultimate control of the environment in terms of atmosphere and temperature is crucial for cutting edge research in experimental pysics and material science. Important sample preparation tasks such as plunge freezing and mounting of the raw sample onto a sample carrier need to be done inside an inert gas glovebox in order to avoid corrosion or other unwanted alterations of the sample. Once the sample is at cryogenic temperature and mounted to a sample carrier, the speciment needs to be transported to analytical instruments ideally under very good vacuum conditions while maintaining sufficiently low temperature.

UHVCTM Docking Station Cryo Loading StationCryo Preparation LN2 basin

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Ferrovac Ultra High Vacuum Technology's combined load lock and docking station for our brand new inert gas shuttle was successfully installed yesterday at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) yesterday by Claudio Weiss.
Congratulations Claudio and both, our engineering and production teams!

Urs Maier, CEO


FerroLoader Docking Kits for Helios

for more information, see product catalog page

Cryo Sample Receiver with 13 electrical Contacts, arbitrary orientation

Common flag style holders do not reproducibly snap into position, nor do they have electrical contacts. With this design, we are adding the possibility of wiring up devices on flag style holders to up to 13 electrical contacts.

This particulair version is optimized for cryogenic applications and can be loaded/unloaded in any kind of geometrical orientation (i.e. vertical, upside-down..).


The receiver is equipped with a lever mechanism, pressing the sample plate down onto the cold  surface. Locking is engaged by approximately a quarter turn using the pincer on the wobblestick used to handle the sample. By tightening the screw, the lever presses onto both sides of the sample plate, forcing it down.

An improved  thermal contact to the cooling surface is achieved and the temperature difference between the sample and the receiver is only about 2 Kelvin.

Loading/unloading of the sample and operation of the locking screw requires a WMG40 dual shaft wobblestick with PGWMS(OM) pincer for flag style plates. The use of a WM40 single shaft wobblestick with GRABSHOM sample grabber is not recommended.


Techniker/in Produktion & Entwicklung Ultrahochvakuumtechnik

Mit unserem dynamischen Team entwickeln und realisieren wir Apparaturen für physikalische Experimente, im Bereich der Ultrahochvakuumtechnik und Oberflächenphysik.

Sie haben eine Berufslehre mit eidgenössischem Fähigkeitszeugnis EFZ abgeschlossen (vergl. Physiklaborant/in, Konstrukteur/in oder Polymechaniker/in)? Wenn Sie sich in Richtung Engineering weiterentwickeln möchten oder bereits die entsprechende Erfahrung mitbringen, bieten wir Ihnen interessante Aufgabenstellung.

Physiklaborant/in, Konstrukteur/in oder Polymechaniker/in

"Last time we ordered from Ferrovac, we were positively impressed with the quality of your products. I do believe your products are among the best on the market."

Alexei Preobrajenski, Lund University, MAX IV Laboratory

PBN Heater Assembly with Receiver for Flag Style Plates


A 50W pyrolitic boron nitride heater in combination with a molybdenum receiver for flag style plates provides a reliable solution for sample annealing. A K-type thermocouple is mounted on the sample receiver.

HSOMPBN50 heaters can be implemented in fully configured heating stages including flange assembly with electrical feedthroughs. The HSOMPBN50 is also used in BOOMERAX manipulators and can be easily adapted to practically any commercially available XYZ manipulator.

Receiver for Flag Style Sample Plates with integrated PBN Heater

  • Power: 100W (24V, 4.2A ~1000°C)
  • Maximum temperature approx. 1000°C
  • Thermocouple: Type K (chromel/alumel)
  • Fully UHV compatible materials
  • Power supply not included

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